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Can Someone Get AIDS From Touching Tears

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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,They told your boyfriend:1.He could never have sex with you ever again.2.He could contract HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Healing Touch and Melting Stress

Illustration by Carol-Anne Pedneault From the hug that comforts a crying child to the hand that steadies the shoulder of an anxious friend, touch can be a powerful tonic. As a long-term survivor of 24 years and counting, I am constantly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Farmers With HIV/AIDS Threatened With Tear Gas After Protest for Medical Files

On Nov. 21 in Beijing, authorities roughed up and detained 15 AIDS patients from Henan province -- the epicenter of a state-sanctioned, blood-buying scandal in the 1990s -- who were demanding better medical care and access to their medical records.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Emotional Pelosi, With Tears, Marks 25th Anniversary of San Francisco-Created AIDS Memorial Quilt

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was among those taking part in a Wednesday night ceremony in the Castro district marking the 25th anniversary of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Begun by San Francisco volunteers in 1987, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: AIDS-Hit Villagers Celebrate Chinese New Year With Tears and Hope

Wenlou village in Shangcai County has attracted worldwide attention for its high incidence of AIDS, resulting from illegal blood selling. Like other Chinese, Wenlou's villagers have been preparing to celebrate the Chinese year of the monkey, which ... Read more »
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tear and more tears.

Posted by 1cantstopcryndc, 3 Replies
after ending a 3.5 year relationship with someone who is HIV+ a year ago and being SO responsible, i tested positive last week. i feel like my world is coming to an end. i have no one to turn to and i can't function. while i know my diagnosis... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

Tears Support Group in LA

Posted by Anonymous
TEARS: Support Group (in Los Angeles)

We are a support group for anyone, except for those infected with AIDS.

Attached you will find our flyer and our web site.

For more information go to our web site at www.members.tripod.com/hopestears/index.htm
Our... Read more »

TEARS Support Group in LA

Posted by Anonymous
TEARS: Support Group (in Los Angeles)

We are a support group for anyone, except for those infected with AIDS.

Attached you will find our flyer and our web site.

For more information go to our web site at www.members.tripod.com/hopestears/index.htm
Our... Read more »